India –incredibly yours …
India one of the greatest Civilizations- dating back to 6000 years….bordered by the Magnificent Himalayan ranges and the three mighty oceans, making it an interesting travel destination with a dramatic kaleidoscope of scenery, mountain ranges, ancient places, colorful people, amazing festivals, customs, inimitable smell of Incense, wonderful cocktail of music, spicy cuisine and of course the Bollywood…………. Saroma holidays welcome you to the world of Holidaying with a Difference… No more rushing schedules and stress …
Enjoy your vacations at your own pace and at your own terms. At Saroma Holidays we have a blueprint for all your holiday needs. We operate tours all over India. Our Customized Tours programs offer an alternative form of group tour almost anywhere in India. Our various services include destination management services, transportation arrangements, hotel reservations, restaurants etc.
Unperturbed stretches of backwaters in bright green, extensive water's edge with quiet beaches, gleaming paddy fields, extensive flora and fauna, reverberating waterfalls, flourishing green hill stations, enchanting festivals, exotic cuisine and Holistic holidays... all collectively offer a unique experience. …….
The paramount criteria that contribute to the overall satisfaction and pleasure of tourists is accommodation. Kerala “God's Own Country” has gone beyond contemporary tourist destinations; it has world class facilities and options to accommodate tourists. You will enjoy seeing things that are an ultimate feast for your eyes, and indulge in activities that will easily brighten up your spirits and rejuvenate your body and mind.
Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.
Tamil Nadu is famed for its Dravidian-style Hindu temples. Meenakshi Amman Temple has high ‘gopuram’ towers ornamented with colourful figures. Ramanathaswamy Temple is a pilgrimage site. Capital Chennai is known for beaches and landmarks including 1644 colonial Fort St. George.
Andhra Pradesh is a state bordering India’s southeastern coast. Cultural landmarks include Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, a shrine to Hindu’s Vishnu, is visited by tens of millions of pilgrims annually. Popular beaches, Ramakrishna and Rishikonda, offering spots for swimming and surfing.
Karnataka is a state in southwest India with Arabian Sea coastlines. Bengaluru, high-tech hub known for its shopping and nightlife. Mysore is home to lavish temples including Mysore Palace. Hampi, medieval Vijayanagara empire’s capital, contains ruins of Hindu temples and elephant stables.
Konkan Coast is a rugged section of the western coastline of India, is 720 kms long. It consists of the coastal districts of the western Indian states of Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka. The ancient Saptakonkana is a slightly larger region. The region is known as Karavali in Karnataka.
Maharashtra is best known for its fast-paced capital, Mumbai, known for Bollywood film industry and has sites like the British Raj-era Gateway of India and cave temples at Elephanta Island. To the south is the beach-lined Konkan Coast. Aga Khan Palace is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Odisha is known for its tribal cultures and its many ancient Hindu temples. Bhubaneswar is home to hundreds of temples, notably the intricately-carved Mukteshvara. The Lingaraj Temple is set around sacred Bindusagar Lake. Museums are focused on the area’s history and environment.
Sikkim is bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. Part of the Himalayas has a dramatic landscape that includes India’s highest mountain, 8,586m Kangchenjunga. It is home to glaciers and thousands of varieties of wildflowers. Steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries such as Pemayangtse.
West Bengal is between the Himalayas and the Bay of Bengal. Kolkata retains architectural and cultural remnants of its past as an East India Company trading post and capital of the British Raj, include the government buildings around B.B.D. Bagh Square, and the iconic Victoria Memorial.
New Delhi is the capital of India and one of Delhi city's 11 districts. The National Capital Region is a much larger entity comprising the entire National Capital Territory of Delhi along with adjoining districts. It is surrounded by Haryana on three sides and Uttar Pradesh on the east.
Uttarakhand is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites. Rishikesh, a major centre for yoga study, was made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit. The city hosts the evening Ganga Aarti, a spiritual gathering on the sacred Ganges River. Jim Corbett National Park shelters Bengal tigers and other native wildlife.
Madhya Pradesh, a large state in central India. Hindu and Jain temples at Khajuraho are renowned for their carvings of erotic scenes, most prominently Kandariya Mahadeva, a temple with more than 800 sculptures. The eastern Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks, noted Bengal tiger sanctuaries, offer guided safaris.
International tourists should have a valid visa and passport, to enter India. The visa is available at Indian missions located worldwide. A standard tourist visa is sufficient for a visit. An onward travel ticket is a requirement for most visas. There are additional restrictions on travelers from Bangladesh and Pakistan, as well as certain Eastern European, African and Central Asian countries.Visas are priced in the local currency: UK it is UK£30 USA US$60 Australia A$75 (an extra A$15 service fee applies at consulates) and Japan ¥1200
A visa can be extended for 14 days at the discretion of the Ministry of Home Affairs. This special grant extended only if the passport is robbed before the date of departure. The Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office will process all requests pertaining to visa extension.
A travel permit is required to visit certain places in India, especially areas close to borders. An Inner-Line Permit (ILP) is required to visit northern parts of Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim that lie close to the disputed border with China/Tibet. ILPs are issued by regional magistrates and district commissioners, either directly to travelers (for free) or through travel agents (for a fee).Entering the northeast states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram require a Restricted Area Permit (RAP).
A travel to India will not pinch pockets as accommodation is available to suit all budgets. The public transport network makes travel economical in the country. Factors such as location, festival seasons can influence accommodation tariffs. And food is low priced at midrange restaurants.ATMs linked to international networks are common in most towns and cities in India. US dollars, UK pounds and Euros are easy to change throughout India. Traveler’s cheques are widely accepted. But if you are moving into remote places, it is advisable to carry cash. Credit cards are accepted at shops, up market restaurants. These cards can be used to book train or flight tickets.
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